From my wonderful Rewa


I just saw this a while ago on Rewa’s page. I loved it.  Some lines are too simplistic, but occasionally, that’s what one needs. The last couple of lines are so illuminating, they made me sigh. Internally. Enjoy.

A community of the spirit

There is a community of the spirit.

Join it, and feel the delightof walking in the noisy street

and being the noise.

Drink all your passion,and be a disgrace.

Close both eyes

to see with the other eye.

Open your hands,if you want to be held.

Sit down in the circle.

Quit acting like a wolf, and feel the shepherd’s love

filling you.

At night, your beloved wanders.

Don’t accept consolations.

Close your mouth against food.

Taste the lover’s mouth in yours.

You moan, “She left me.” “He left me.”

Twenty more will come.

Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought!

Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?

Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.

Live in silence.

Flow down and down in always

widening rings of being.

From Rumi – Selected Poems


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